Astral body



Astronomy. a star, planet, comet, or other heavenly body.
Theosophy. See under (def 3).
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
Historical Examples

This projection of the astral body, as a rule, occurs only when the physical body is stilled in sleep, or in trance condition.
Clairvoyance and Occult Powers Swami Panchadasi

Of the elements of the personality—of the astral body, in all probability.
Reincarnation Th. Pascal

I can’t say I follow her, for she is up in the clouds nearly all the time, and I haven’t as yet developed an astral body.
The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill

She had an astral body, and a Yogi and a yacht and everything handsome about her.
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Then she settled back in the deep chair and announced herself ready to “project the astral body.”
The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter

It is as easy for me to use my astral body as this physical one.
A Son of Perdition Fergus Hume

It was only just in time, for at that very moment I felt my astral body uniting.
Sport Royal Anthony Hope

I should like to talk with a Mahatma about the constitution of the astral body.
The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers

Not only was the shaman endowed with the power of projecting his own ‘astral body’ into the Land of Spirits.
The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence

Less gross than this is the astral body, which, although immaterial, yet lies near to the consistency of matter.
Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough

adjective
relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body
(biology) of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
(theosophy) denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
noun

one of seven described aspects of humans, which includes physical, mental, causal, etheric, emotional, spiritual; the ethereal counterpart of a human body
Examples

The astral body is thought to exist even after death.
adj.

“pertaining to the stars,” c.1600, from Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum “star,” from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning “pertaining to supersensible substances” is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.

astral as·tral (ās’trəl)
adj.

Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.

Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.

astral
(ās’trəl)
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.

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